Word of the Day Archive
Friday September 13, 2013
characterized by windings and turnings; sinuous; circuitous: an anfractuous path.
Down high anfractuous rocks flowed the odor of rotten eggs from nests deserted by the hawks.
-- Jean Giono, The Horseman on the Roof, 1982
At the foot of this anfractuous path which leads to the summit of Sam's Island lies the incredible Black Bay.
-- Ishmael Reed, The Free-Lance Pallbearers, 1967
Anfractuous is a back formation of the word anfractuosity meaning "a winding bend."